Tuition & Fees

$9,805

$16,457

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
20%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
24%
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
59%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,788
Declined + 1,260
Total Received 6,048
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Public

5,654

undergraduate students

1,203

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management/marketing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Agriculture
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Codes

SAT 6488
ACT 2338

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Location

School Facts

Northwest Missouri State University, founded in 1905, is a public university. Its 240-acre campus is located in Maryville, MO, 95 miles north of Kansas City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,857
Established in 1905
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Maryville, MO

370-acre campus in Maryville (population: 11,757), 90 miles from Kansas City. Served by bus; major airport serves Kansas City. School occasionally operates transportation to Kansas City airport.

Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 12% of male students
 
5 sororities 16% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
20%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
24%
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
59%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,788
Declined + 1,260
Total Received 6,048

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jeremy S Waldeier
Executive Director of Student Recruiting
P: 800 633-1175
F: 660 562-1821
admissions@nwmissouri.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,815

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,805
Room $5,272
Board $3,660
Books & supplies $400
Total $19,137
Average Financial Aid - $9,815
Total with Avg. Aid $9,322

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,328,580
State $2,555,791
Institutional $3,737,235
Other external $567,749
Total $14,189,355

Non-need-based

Federal $87,160
State $234,763
Institutional $3,697,238
Other external $348,106
Total $4,367,267
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 660 562-1363
F: 660 562-1674
finaid@nwmissouri.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Charles Mayfield
Director of Financial Assistance
mayfield@nwmissouri.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

rugby, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cricket, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, golf, soccer, table tennis, volleyball (indoor/sand), wakeboarding

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Athletic Directors

Andy Peterson (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Lori Hopkins (women's)
Assistant Director Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Bearcats
School colors
forest green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Private
Accounting/Public
Advertising
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Agriculture
Agronomy
Animal Science
Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Applied Computer Science
Applied Health Science
Applied Health Sciences
Art
Art Education
Art/Graphic Design
Art/Studio/Ceramics
Art/Studio/Drawing
Art/Studio/Painting
Art/Studio/Photography
Art/Studio/Printmaking
Art/Studio/Sculpture
Biology
Biology Education
Biology/Biology/Comprehensive
Biology/Biomedical Science
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Chiropractic
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Dentistry
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Medicine
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Optometry
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Physician Assistant
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Veterinary
Biology/Biomedical Sciences/Chiropractic Track
Biology/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biology/Psychology
Biology/Psychology/Pre-Chiropractic
Biology/Psychology/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Biology/Psychology/Pre-Physical Therapy
Business Administration
Business Administration/Agricultural Economics
Business Administration/Business Decision/Analytics
Business Administration/General Management
Business Administration/Human Resources Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Economics
Business Education
Business Education/Middle School
Business Education/Secondary Program
Business Management
Business Technology
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Chemistry/Medicinal
Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry/Pre-Medicine
Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy
Child/Family Studies
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication/Interpersonal Communication
Communication/Organizational Communication
Communication/Public Relations
Communication/Rhetoric
Computer Science
Criminology
Cybersecurity
Data Science/Business
Data Science/Computer Science
Data Science/Geographic Information Systems
Data Science/Molecular Biology
Early Childhood
Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education
Earth Science Education
Economics
Educational Leadership/Elementary
Educational Leadership/Elementary School Principalship
Educational Leadership/K-12
Educational Leadership/Policy Analysis
Educational Leadership/Secondary School Principalship
Educational Leadership/Superintendency
Educational Leadership/Superintendency
Elementary Education
Emergency/Disaster Management
English
English Education
English Language Learners
Finance
Finance/Corporate Finance
Finance/Financial Computing
Finance/Financial Management
Finance/Financial Services
Foods/Nutrition/Dietetics
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geology
Geology/Environmental
Geology/General Geology
Health/Physical Education
History
Horticulture
Human Services
Information Systems
Instrumental Music Education
Interactive Digital Media/Computer Science
Interactive Digital Media/New Media
Interactive Digital Media/Visual Imaging
International Business
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mass Media/Applied Advertising
Mass Media/Broadcast/Production
Mass Media/Multimedia Journalism
Mass Media/Sports Media
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media Studies
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nanoscale Science/Nanobiology
Nanoscale Science/Nanochemistry
Nanoscale Science/Nanophysics
Nanoscience
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Political Science/Criminal Justice
Political Science/Global Affairs
Political Science/Public Administration
Pre-Dental
Pre-Speech Pathology
Psychology
Radiological Science
Reading
Recreation
Recreation/Corporate Recreation/Wellness
Recreation/Parks Management
Recreation/Recreation Resource Management
Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation
Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation
School Counseling
Social Science Education
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Special Education/Cross Categorical/Elementary Education
Speech/Theatre Education
Sport/Exercise Psychology
Superintendency
Teaching Agriculture
Technology in Agriculture
Theatre
Theatre/Performance
Theatre/Technical Theatre/Design
Unified Science/Biology
Unified Science/Chemistry
Unified Science/Earth Science
Vocal Music Education
Wildlife Ecology/Conservation
Writing
Writing/Creative Writing/Publishing
Writing/Professional Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management/marketing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Agriculture

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,857

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

5,654
students

Female
57%
3,237

Male
43%
2,417

18%

1,203
students

Female
60%
720

Male
40%
483

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

4,928
students

Female
58%
2,812

Male
42%
2,116

13%

726
students

Female
59%
425

Male
41%
301

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented China
Germany
India
Nepal
South Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joni McDonough
Admissions Specialist/International Specialist
660 562-1149
admissions@nwmissouri.edu

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